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LRT inquiry to subject closing report Nov. 30


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Ottawans will be taught the findings of the provincial inquiry into the town’s troubled LRT subsequent week when the fee releases its closing report on Nov. 30.

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“We made a dedication to the folks of Ottawa. We mentioned we’d discover out why issues occurred within the development and upkeep of the LRT, and the way to keep away from these sooner or later. I imagine we now have achieved that,” the inquiry’s commissioner, Justice William Hourigan, mentioned in a media launch Wednesday.

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The report shall be launched on the Inquiry’s web site, ottawalrtpublicinquiry.ca, at 11 a.m. A concurrent information convention shall be livestreamed on the inquiry’s web site.

In additional than two months of hearings, the inquiry heard tons of of hours of testimony, interviewed greater than 90 witnesses and acquired a couple of million pages of proof because it examined what went unsuitable throughout the development, operation and upkeep of the Confederation Line.

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The acrimony between the town and the businesses answerable for constructing and working the $2.1-billion system performed out publicly throughout the inquiry, with all sides pointing the finger on the different for the delays and breakdowns which have bedevilled the prepare.

In its closing assertion, the town mentioned the non-public contractors employed for the undertaking have been accountable “for the historic and ongoing failures within the design, development and upkeep of the LRT.”

The businesses, in flip, complained that the town had set “unrealistic expectations” for the LRT, although its personal advisors had warned that such a fancy system couldn’t be constructed and launched with out glitches.

Hourigan’s report was initially due on the finish of August, however the province granted it a three-month extension, pushing the supply date previous the October municipal election.

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